Thursday, March 12th 2009

Futuremark Launches Peacekeeper Web Browser Benchmark

Futuremark Corporation today unveiled Peacekeeper, a free online benchmarking tool for measuring and comparing the performance of common internet browsers. Competition between browsers has never been as hotly contested, nor have internet users had as many choices as they do now. The big five: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera, see regular releases of new and innovative features and each camp’s fans keep many a forum and blog busy. So far, words have been the only shots fired in the long-running browser wars. Now, with Peacekeeper web users finally have an easy to use, impartial tool for measuring and comparing the performance of different web browsers. Peacekeeper is a new online benchmark from Futuremark that realistically simulates the load placed on the browser by common JavaScript functions as used by popular, modern websites. For users who prioritize speed and performance, Peacekeeper helps answer the question of which browser is best for them.

Jukka Mäkinen, Head of PC Products and Services at Futuremark, said, "People have more choice now in how they experience the internet than ever before. But they may not realize that performance between browsers can vary dramatically, especially on lower-end PCs. With Peacekeeper, it’s simple to compare different browsers and see which one offers the best performance on your PC."

Many websites, such as social networks, video sharing communities and webmail services, place a heavy load on the web browser. For people who use these sites a lot, changing browsers to one that performs faster can make visiting those sites more fun, with less waiting for pages to load and display correctly. Peacekeeper makes that choice easier than ever.

Web users can run Peacekeeper now by visiting http://www.futuremark.com/peacekeeperSource: Futuremark
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86 Comments on Futuremark Launches Peacekeeper Web Browser Benchmark

#1
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Run it without it and see how much it went up.
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#2
BOSE
Firefox 3.0.7 - 517

Safari 4 Beta - 1543

You can actually see the difference between the two.
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#3
OnBoard
Now how do I OC FireFox? (558 points)

Those rendering test ran like poo :D Now that there is a benchmark, hope someone codes firefox faaaast, only beating IE is kinda lame. Come on fox, you can run faster :)

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#4
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
779 with 5 tabs open on Firefox 3.0.7
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#5
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
1666 - safari 4
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#6
Valdez
minefield 3.2a1 64bit = 432p
ff 3.0.7 = crashed

There is processorlimit anyway, and uses only 1 core :(
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#7
ShadowFold
I get 602 in Firefox. I tried Safari but it's not faster than Firefox and the UI is stupid. I also have a mutual dislike of anything apple.
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#8
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
ShadowFold said:
I get 602 in Firefox. I tried Safari but it's not faster than Firefox and the UI is stupid. I also have a mutual dislike of anything apple.
Agreed, but the Ipod is not that bad.
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#9
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Valdez said:
minefield 3.2a1 64bit = 432p
ff 3.0.7 = crashed

There is processorlimit anyway, and uses only 1 core :(
Multi-threaded browsers are kind of pointless anyway :laugh:
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#10
Apocolypse007
My results:

1362 On chrome with Core 2 6420 @ 3200mhz
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#11
PEPE3D
Here is my score

:toast:I never though safarai was that fast. I usually use firefox, like it a lot.:slap:
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#12
erocker
Not too bad for Internet Explorer 8(I guess)

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#13
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
erocker said:
Who cares?! It's a free gimmiky benchmark. Why so serious?
why so serious indeed.

does anyone really have a speed (fps :p) issue when browsing the net, that's not a internet speed limitation?
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#14
3xploit
chrome is doing pretty good too

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#16
AddSub
Chrome 2.0 dev channel release, score: 2268

System: i7-920 CPU, 6GB of RAM, EVGA X58 motherboard.



I don't think the Futuremark folks are updating their database. Notice how in the bottom left corner it shows someone's "Fastest system" as Safari 4.0 with score of 2264.
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#17
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Yet another Futuremark gimmick: "this is the fastest processor and graphics card, GET IT". Like having GeForce GTX 280 has anything to do with browser performance.
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#18
Cheeseball
It'll be weird if someone was able to get a web browser to handle page rendering through the use of GPGPUs. At least once your connection has downloaded the content, it'll display really quick. LOL.
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#19
Bl4ck
DaveK said:
I got 408 points with Firefox v3.1b2
hmm ? :confused: i've got 580ish with 3.0.7 :F
Opera 10 Alpha scores above 1000 around 1060 ,

based on 6gb of ram, Vista x64 , and Wolfdale @ stock 3167Mhz (E8500) , i guess its all about the "http pipelining " enabled within Firefox , and the java engine within the browser. :cool:

DrPepper said:
Multi-threaded browsers are kind of pointless anyway :laugh:
hmm i won't agree , check the stats for Chrome (best use of multi core cpu's) and then Safari , and check again Opera 9 series on multi core cpus, you will see that Opera for example scores lower with multi core cpus then with 1 core ;F :nutkick:
People tend to forget that Web browser today runs applications based on Java,Flash, ect. Check the Quake Live for example.

sry for post after post ;/
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#20
SeanG
Boy its really pissing me off that some people can load a web page a few milliseconds faster than me.:laugh:
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#21
DaveK
Bl4ck said:
hmm ? :confused: i've got 580ish with 3.0.7 :F
Opera 10 Alpha scores above 1000 around 1060 ,

based on 6gb of ram, Vista x64 , and Wolfdale @ stock 3167Mhz (E8500) , i guess its all about the "http pipelining " enabled within Firefox , and the java engine within the browser. :cool:
I have a fairly low-end system and was running a defrag lol. Might do it again, probably not a good idea to run stuff like that during a benchmark :p I also have a measly 2GB RAM lol
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#22
z1tu
AMD 7750BE, 2GB RAM, Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 :) i scored 608 with 2 tabs and then ran it again with 3 and scored 609 :))
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#23
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Bl4ck said:
hmm i won't agree , check the stats for Chrome (best use of multi core cpu's) and then Safari , and check again Opera 9 series on multi core cpus, you will see that Opera for example scores lower with multi core cpus then with 1 core ;F :nutkick:
People tend to forget that Web browser today runs applications based on Java,Flash, ect. Check the Quake Live for example.
I still can't see why a browser would need more than one core. Its supposed to be lightweight and efficient.
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#24
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
DrPepper said:
I still can't see why a browser would need more than one core. Its supposed to be lightweight and efficient.
For people doing heavy multiple things on each browser maybe. Plus it takes stress off the one core to to allow the browser to run at a fast pace.
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